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The Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial is a public memorial structure located at Triabunna, Tasmania which jointly commemorates all Tasmanians whose lives were lost at sea, along with the lives of all seafarers of any origin who lost their lives in Tasmanian waters.

The memorial comprises individual commemorative plaques for each maritime tragedy involving recreational, commercial, mercantile or naval vessels and personnel lost since 1803. As at February 2017, the memorial contained plaques for 116 tragic events involving the loss of over 1450 lives.

The Memorial has its origins with the loss of a young fisherman of Triabunna, Gavin Batchelor, who drowned off Maria Island in 1995. Representations were made to the local Glamorgan Spring Bay Council, who in 1996 established a permanent Tasmanian Seafarers' Memorial Committee to oversee the construction and ongoing management of a memorial suitable to be dedicated to all Tasmanian seafarers. Financial support has been from local, state and federal levels of government as well as individual donations.


Address:Esplanade West , Triabunna, 7190
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.509338
Long: 147.915784
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th October, 1997
Front Inscription

Plaque :


Dedicated 26th October, 1997

In Memory Of Tasmanians
Who Have Lost Their Lives At Sea
Seafarers Claimed By Tasmanian Waters

`One Firm Anchor Holds Us Fast`

Plaque :


      - Dedication -
         Presented By
Tasmanian Amateur Fishermen`s Association

"The Memory Of Those Whom We Have Lost - We Share ;
For Those Who Grieve Such A Loss - We Care." 

Officially Unveiled 26 October 1997
By Senator Eric Abetz And
The Hon. Denise Swan MHA
Minister For Local Government
And Community Development


Source: MA
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